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Positif is a French film magazine, founded in 1952 by Bernard Chardere. It is the second oldest French-language film magazine in publication after Les Cahiers du cinéma.[1] The magazine is headquartered in Paris and is published monthly.[2]

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EditorMichel Ciment
Year founded1952
Based inParis

Positif often acts as a counterpoint to Cahiers du cinéma,[3] another well-known French film journal, notably with Gerard Gozlan's article sarcastically titled "In Praise of André Bazin."[4] Positif has a Marxist-Leninist approach towards films.[3]

The magazine was edited by Eric Losfeld from 1959.[5][6] The current chief editor is Michel Ciment.[7] The contributors included Ado Kyrou.

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  1. ^ Ismaël Houdassine (6 December 2015). "Le magazine Séquences célèbre 60 ans de cinéma". Huffington Post (in French). Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  2. ^ Robert M. Webster (October 1983). "A Guide to Film Periodicals in French". The French Review. 57 (1). JSTOR 391065.
  3. ^ a b Julian Wolfreys (2006). Modern European Criticism and Theory: A Critical Guide. Edinburgh University Press. p. 398. ISBN 978-0-7486-2449-2. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
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  5. ^ Senses Of Cinema
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  7. ^ Parviz Jahed (31 July 2015). "A conversation with Michel Ciment, film critic and chief editor of French film magazine "Positif"". Euronews. Retrieved 5 May 2016.

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